The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father before all worlds;
God, of God; Light, of Light; Very God, of Very God;
Begotten, not made;
Being of one substance with the Father;
Through whom all things were made:

Who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven, And was incarnate
by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
And was made man, And was crucified also
for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried,
And the third day he rose again
according to the Scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.

And He shall come again, with glory
to judge both the quick and the dead:
Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Lord, The Giver of Life,
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son
Who with the Father and the Son together
is worshipped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets.

And I believe One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
and the Life of the world to come.


The Nicene Creed was a product of the Council of Constantinople
convened in that city in AD 381 by the Eastern Emperor Theodosius.
The Arian heresy of the fourth century denied the nature of the Trinity,
claiming that God the Father alone was 'God.'

The words of the Nicene Creed emphasize the unity and equality
of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
while containing elements of the earlier Apostles' Creed.